Arguably one of the most beautiful locations for a Grand Prix, we head to the Red Bull Ring alongside Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and Scuderia Toro Rosso for a special race.
One of the shortest laps of the year, the Pit Wall and Pit Crew certainly have to be alert. A handful of quick corners and reasonably long straights keep the Power Unit working hard. We’ll be looking for a good points finish this year in Austria for both teams, coming straight from France in these first back-to-back races. And don’t worry, we’ll be leaving the Lederhosen to the Red Bull boys.
Toyoharu Tanabe, Technical Director: “This is a big weekend for both our teams, at the home of Red Bull. It’s another reason to want to do well here. Located in scenic countryside, at 4.3 kilometers it is a relatively short track, but it still presents plenty of interesting challenges for drivers and engineers.”
“It has many uphill and downhill sections and with its altitude of 700 meters above sea level, we need to keep our eye on the affect this has on the turbine and also on cooling. Having given our Spec 3 PU its debut a few days ago without any issues in France, we have acquired plenty of data from it.
“This week all four of our drivers, including Alex, will have the latest specification PU which means he has to take grid penalties. Once again, very hot conditions are forecast for this weekend too, so we must keep that factor in mind during our preparation and refer to data we have acquired in France.”
— Honda Racing F1 (@HondaRacingF1) June 26, 2019